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Urban Conflict Transformation: The Palermo Model


Jun 08, 2017 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Event will be held online

In this webinar, Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida will be joined by SPS Negotiation and Conflict Resolution faculty member Aldo Civico, who will discuss models of urban conflict resolution and transformation.

Speaker bio:

For the past twenty-five years, Aldo Civico has served as a negotiation advisor and facilitator in armed conflicts in Colombia, the Western Balkans, and Syria. He led efforts to curb urban violence in Colombia, Mexico, Haiti, Italy, and the United States and advised national governments on disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of former combatants. Since 2001, Aldo has been intimately involved in the peace talks between the Columbian government and a insurgent group, the National Liberation Army. Aldo is an author of four books, including his most recent The Para-State: An Ethnography of Colombia’s Death Squads (University of California Press, 2016) in which he shares the lessons he learned from dealing with armed insurgents. He is an associate research fellow at AC4 and lectures on conflict resolution and youth violence prevention at Columbia University's Master in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.


Aldo Civico is the director of the Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR) at Columbia University and a faculty member in the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program.